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Old 09-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #21
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I currently have an aqua clear filter and I was given an aqua tech filter is there a way I can use the media from the aqua clear in the aqua tech so I don't have to start my cycle completely from the start?
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Why not go to the lfs and have a look, i bought a 25kg bag for £8.95 which is about 15bucks, it cant be much more expensive in the states.
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Why not go to the lfs and have a look, i bought a 25kg bag for £8.95 which is about 15bucks, it cant be much more expensive in the states.
Yeah I'm going to rona after work to get a 22kg for $10
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I have a little java fern plant, is it okay to be buried in the sand loosely?
If you have a small stones/rocks, it might be better to tie the java fern to it. You can bury the stone but leave the crown of the fern above the sand.
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Does it matter what temperature I rinse the sand in?
Not really. But if it is quite different from the tank water, it might be a good idea to let the sand sit in a bucket of water close to tank water temperature. That way the sand won't alter the tank water too much.
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I currently have an aqua clear filter and I was given an aqua tech filter is there a way I can use the media from the aqua clear in the aqua tech so I don't have to start my cycle completely from the start?
Not sure watch kind of media the aqua tech uses. If you are only using the sponge and ceramic media in the AquaClear, then you might be able to fit it into the AC. Or you might need to cut up the Aqua Tech's cartridge (assuming it uses the standard floss covered frame cartridge).
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This is the new tank, super excited!
My fry are going to looove it
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This is the new tank, super excited!
My fry are going to looove it
Awesome, looks really clean.

This is pool sand?
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My fry are going to looove it
What sand is that? It looks kike a couple sands mixed together
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What sand is that? It looks kike a couple sands mixed together
It just the pool sand I bought at rona, I was hoping for something more on the off white side but I don't mind
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Awesome, looks really clean.

This is pool sand?
Yes it is, I rinsed the sand forever! Took me a few hours
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Yes it is, I rinsed the sand forever! Took me a few hours
It looks fairly course, interesting.

Well the fish should love it and it is easier to keep clean. You can vacuum it and it doesn't get sucked up unless you use a narrow hose, like 3/4". But the regular vacuum attachment works perfectly for cleaning.

Getting any live plants?
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It looks fairly course, interesting.

Well the fish should love it and it is easier to keep clean. You can vacuum it and it doesn't get sucked up unless you use a narrow hose, like 3/4". But the regular vacuum attachment works perfectly for cleaning.

Getting any live plants?
I have plants in my other tank, I'm waiting for the water to equal out then ill be putting some in there.
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It looks fairly course, interesting.

Well the fish should love it and it is easier to keep clean. You can vacuum it and it doesn't get sucked up unless you use a narrow hose, like 3/4". But the regular vacuum attachment works perfectly for cleaning.

Getting any live plants?
I have a gravel vac but I feel like the sand would get sucked up in it still
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nah not pool sand..its fairly heavy
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I have a gravel vac but I feel like the sand would get sucked up in it still
You hold the vac 1-2" above the sand, very gently swirl and no sand will be sucked up....
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Are my levels alright?

Ammonia - 0.25
Nitrite - 0.25
Nitrate - 10
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Look okish to me. But i do like nitrite and ammonia to be 0 :P
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Look okish to me. But i do like nitrite and ammonia to be 0 :P
And I'd achieve that by doing daily water changes?
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And I'd achieve that by doing daily water changes?
Yes. Are you still cycling your tank? Do you have fish?
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